University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation http://mtpr.org en Brrrk Beetles! Has the cold snap finally defeated the Mountain Pine Beetle? http://mtpr.org/post/brrrk-beetles-has-cold-snap-finally-defeated-mountain-pine-beetle <p>A University of Montana professor of forest entomology and pathology says this prolonged and uncomfortable deep freeze probably won't be enough to kill Mountain Pine Beetles.</p><p>The rice grain-sized beetles are a native species that mass-attack trees. U-M College of Forestry and Conservation's Dr. Diana Six says hundreds or thousands of the insects can swarm a single tree, leaving it defenseless and essentially doomed.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:32:46 +0000 Edward O'Brien 11980 at http://mtpr.org Brrrk Beetles! Has the cold snap finally defeated the Mountain Pine Beetle?